|Museum of Conceptual Art: Opening of a New Space|
"On Wednesday, January 3, 1973, the Museum of Conceptual Art opened its doors across the street from its previous space in San Francisco. The new address (75 Third Street) is above the Breen’s Bar where many previous showings by MOCA have occurred. In this dingy loft, previously used by a printing company, about 500 artists and viewers gathered between 7pm and 11pm expecting to witness a startling new show by the museum’s curator Tom Marioni...
Keywords: MOCA-FM; Inter-Media and Visual Arts; Performance Art
|CHESS: A Participatory Time Space Event|
On April 28, 1971, the transmission herewith recorded took place. CHESS: A Participatory Time Space Event produced by students from California College of Arts and Crafts under direction of James Petrillo. Thirty-two human beings acted as chess pieces utilizing a district of San Francisco as the chessboard. The chess pieces were situated in the Richmond District of San Francisco bounded by Lake Funston, Fulton Street and Sixth Avenue...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Inter-Media; Visual Arts; Interactive Art
|Sarenco and the Visual and Sound Poetry of Italy|
During the 1970s in Italy, a group of visual poets stirred up quite a scene around Florence. The ring leader, a young poet who goes by the name of Sarenco issued a periodical called Lotta Poetica (Poetic War), a communist, anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist monthly devoted primarily to poetry with visual elements. Members of this Gruppo 70 as they came to be called included Eugenio Miccini, Luciano Ori, Lucia Marcucci, Giusi Coppini, Michele Perfetti and Lamberto Pignotti...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Inter-Media; Visual Arts; Sound Poetry
|Radio Event No. 8: Bags|
In a unique integration of radio, art, and the listening audience, Peter Veres, Anthony Gnazzo, and Gene Turitz present an interactive documentary on bags. This intermedia event was co-sponsored by KPFA and the Berkeley Art Center in Live Oak Park, Berkeley. This program is, in many ways, a field recording of children and other visitors interacting in a room full of bags at the Art Center, while Veres, Gnazzo, and Turitz provide a running commentary on the events as they unfold (or get crumpled)...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Radio Event series; Interactive Art; Inter-Media; Visual Arts; Bags; Field Recordings
|Evening Concert: Music from the Sky, Part II|
On September 17, 1979, at Mills College in Oakland, California, Bulgarian conceptual artist, Alzek Misheff presented his spectacle, “Music from the Sky, Part II”, from a balloon high flying above the audience, with loudspeakers blaring computer derived sounds, based on a graphic score using slides of outer space. The slides themselves were projected onto a screen halfway between the earth and the balloon...
Keywords: KPFK-FM; Evening Concert; Modern Art; Inter-Media; Visual Arts; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Alzek Misheff
|Radio Event No. 19: An Orchestra Is Born|
One in a series of groundbreaking, audience participatory Radio Events, produced by KPFA in Berkeley California. For this program, Anthony Gnazzo, solicited from KPFA listeners, brief recordings of various sounds of their own choosing. This collection was then subjected to chance operations by Gnazzo, and lo and behold, “An Orchestra Is Born”. Somewhat reminiscent of John Cage’s “33 1/3”, the resulting auditory montage is a wonderfully diverse mix of spoken word, music, and just down r...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Radio Events series; Anthony Gnazzo; Inter-Media; Visual Arts; Interactive Art
|MOCA/FM: Sound Sculpture As|
Sound Sculpture As was an exhibition of 9 sound sculpture/performances, initiated and curated by Tom Marioni on April 30, 1970. The participating artists, all sculptors, were: Peter Macan (sounds of popping from plastic bubble wrap underfoot on the floor at entrance and in elevator); Mel Henderson (firing a gun at a projected image of a tiger); Jim Melchert (30 unanswered telephone rings from two calls placed from outside the museum); Tom Marioni aka Allan Fish (Piss Piece-- from the top of a la...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; MOCA; Inter-Media; Visual Arts; Sound Sculpture; Modern Art; Performance Art
|Ode to Gravity: Tom Marioni Retrospective Show 1959 - 1973|
This recording documents the works of Tom Marioni, from 1959 to 1973. Marioni was the founder of the Museum of Conceptual Art of San Francisco (MOCA-SF), and the force behind a number of interesting programs found on radiOM.org. The reader heard in this recording is Marioni, who details his works in prose form. The statement was read at a show in Cambridge, MA., at Project Incorporated on February 13, 1973, and this document was prepared especially as a radio version of the same “piece”...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Inter-Media; Visual Arts; Modern Art; Tom Marioni
|Radio Event No. 5: X-Change|
Composed in 1969 specifically for broadcast on KPFA’s groundbreaking, audience participation, Radio Event series, Anthony Gnazzo has created yet another hilarious work of sound poetry or aural montage. Mixing snippets of advertisements, announcements, and music from the mainstream media with excerpts of phone interviews that Gnazzo conducted with KPFA listeners about their impressions of radio programming and commercials, this work captures the combination of youthful innocence and crass capit...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Radio Event series; Inter-Media; Visual Arts; Interactive Art; Participatory Art; Anthony Gnazzo
|Radio Event No. 20: Rhododendron|
Tom Zahuranec invited the radio audience down to the KPFA Music Office to communicate mentally with a rhododendron which was wired with liquid electrodes feeding impulses into a Buchla synthesizer. This program includes commentary of Amirkhanian and Zahuranec, as well as the impressions of the participants.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Inter-Media; Visual Arts; Interactive Art; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Tom Zahuranec